These opportunities have been compiled by UK Parliament’s Knowledge Exchange Unit (KEU).
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These opportunities and resources have been sent to members of the KEU’s informal network for knowledge mobilisers, for circulation to the research community (find out more about the network).
Select committee inquiries launched since 21 July 2022
Please click the title of any inquiry listed below to be taken to a summary of that inquiry and the full call for evidence.
Remember that you don’t have to answer every question posed in each call for evidence. And you can also explore all select committee inquiries currently open for submissions of written evidence.
- Sustainable timber and deforestation | Environmental Audit Committee | Deadline for evidence: Thursday 8 September
- The Affordable Homes Programme since 2015 | Public Accounts Committee | Deadline for evidence: Wednesday 14 September
- Draft Mental Health Bill | Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill | Deadline for evidence: Friday 16 September
- Lobbying and Influence: post-legislative scrutiny of the Lobbying Act 2014 and related matters | Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee | Deadline for evidence: Friday 16 September
- Tax reliefs | Treasury Committee | Deadline for evidence: Monday 19 September
- Promoting Scotland internationally | Scottish Affairs Committee | Deadline for evidence: Thursday 22 September
- UK labour supply | Economic Affairs Committee | Deadline for evidence: Friday 23 September
- Food security | Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee | Deadline for evidence: Friday 30 September
- Developing workforce skills for a strong economy | Public Accounts Committee | Deadline for evidence: Tuesday 4 October
- The future UK-EU relationship | European Affairs Committee | Deadline for evidence: Friday 28 October
- Policing priorities | Home Affairs Committee | Deadline for evidence – none
Why should I engage? Submitting evidence to a select committee can lead to further engagement, such as an invitation to give oral evidence. Your submission will be published on the Committee webpage. Your insights may inform the Committee’s conclusions or recommendations it makes to the Government. Find out more about why to engage with Parliament. You can also read more on engagement for impact.
More information: Explore all select committee inquiries currently open for submissions of written evidence.
Support resources: Find guidance on submitting evidence to select committees on the KEU’s ‘how to guides’ page. Watch our 30 minute online training session “How to work with select committees”.
New topics for POST briefings approved!
n July the POST board approved five new topics for parliamentary briefings:
- Digital technology and the future of freight
- Urban outdoor air quality
- Biomass energy
- Long duration energy
- Nuclear energy in the UK
To find out more, including on how to contribute, click here.
Why should I engage? POSTnotes are used by Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords and UK Parliament staff to navigate complex research. Contributing to a POSTnote is a good way of feeding your expertise into the UK Parliament as part of a trusted, impartial publication. All contributors are acknowledged when the POSTnote is published. On publication, you and your organisation’s communications team will be notified to publicise the POSTnote and your contribution. Therefore your contribution can help raise your profile and promote your research.
More information: Find out more about contributing to a POSTnote as an expert. For queries about POST or POSTnotes contact POST.
New guidance on giving evidence to select committees
The Commons Select Committee Team has recently published updated guidance on giving evidence to select committees. This is available in various formats. This is part of Parliament’s drive to make these processes easier to understand and diversify who it is hearing from in select committees.
You can find the new guidance on giving evidence to select committees here.